Kindred Stories: Civic Engagement and Disability

(January - July at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center)

This free exhibit features photographs of Tennesseans with disabilities and their families who are using their voices to vote, to educate legislators and policymakers, and to stand up for their own rights and for the rights of others.

The advocates shared their civic engagement stories with Vanderbilt graduate students as part of the TN Kindred Stories of Disability project. The project produces topical booklets that are shared with elected officials each year to educate them about disability issues. In 2019, participants engaged in photo sessions with photographer and parent advocate Jen Vogus, whose powerful images combine with the stories to amplify the voices of the advocates as they are taken to Capitol Hill.

Jen Vogus is the founder of AbleVoices, a non-profit organization that teaches participants with disabilities to use photography as a tool for communication, advocacy, and empowerment.

Photographer Assistants: Bryant Welch, Ashley Shouse, Kyler Grissom, Sami Zinni, and Eric Wilson

Preparator: Lain York

Click here to access a PDF version of Kindred Stories: Civic Engagement and Disability.

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